I have been playing with my Nokia N9 for the last couple of days, and I have discovered some cool things I think people will appreciate. First of all, the disclaimer: I am not responsible for whatever happens to your N9, this is a complex process; if you don’t know what SSH or VI are, it’s better not to proceed. Also, I am not a “hacker,” just a recursive guy, so don’t make fun of my methods… If there’s a better one, I would be glad to try it!
Changing the font of the Nokia N9 is not that hard; what I basically did is replacing the Nokia Pure Text font in a folder for the font I wanted to use. I renamed the font I wanted to use like NokiaPureText fonts in order to trick the N9 into believing those are the default fonts, let me take you through a more detailed step-by-step process:
- You need to find one font that has three different classes: light, regular, and bold. For example, xxxx-light, xxxx-regular, and xxxx-bold.
- Now, you have to developer-unlock your device. Go to settings>security>developer mode>and flick the switch. You will have to reboot the device after an app automatically installs.
- Now, download “FileBox” from the Nokia Store.
- Connect your computer and N9 to the same network and fire up the “SDK Connection” app in your N9. Select WLAN and take note of the IP address.
- Now fire up the terminal in your Nokia N9: type “devel-su” and then “rootme.” Now type “passwd” and enter a password. Passwords don’t show in terminal, just type it.
- Get the three fonts you want in your N9 and email them to yourself. Download and save them in your Nokia N9. Now, open FileBox and make sure those fonts are in: /home/user/MyDocs/Documents, if they aren’t, find them and take note of the file path.
- Open a terminal in your computer. Now type the following commands: